Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed Revelations multiplayer beta coming to the PS3 in September.
Ah Ubisoft, must you start the console wars so cold heartedly? Don’t you realize that by offering the Assassin’s Creed Revelations beta only to PS3 owners, without the slightest mention of Xbox 360 owners, is going to start a fanboy war to end all fanboy wars?
Okay, well maybe things won’t be that bad (I say that as I use my PS3 as a shield). Maybe everyone will be so excited at the announcement of a beta – meaning release is coming soon – that everyone will be happy and patiently wait for a new announcement that will include Xbox 360 owners. If one is not forthcoming, everyone has my permission to flame on…
Ubisoft did divulge today via their website that they are pleased and excited to announce the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Revelations beta. The beta will be available for “PlayStation Plus and Select Uplay members” (which translates to “exclusively PS3″) from September 3 – 11, 2011. Nine characters will be available to use to your heart’s content: The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster, and The Champion.
Three maps will also be available for sneaking, climbing, jumping, and assassinating your way around: Knight’s Hospital, Antioch, and Constantinople. Wanted, Manhunt, Deathmatch (insert evil cackle), and Artefact Assault will be offered for playing enjoyment as far as modes go. The beta will also give players eight abilities to use, but some can only be unlocked by increasing rank. No detailed descriptions were given on the modes or abilities, but Ubisoft promises to give more information on a special beta web page soon.
Ubisoft also uploaded a new video featuring all things related to the stabby-stabby universe of Assassin’s Creed. I love the chronological visual candy of the video, but I’m a little confused by the love YouTube denizens are giving the song, “You Do You” by Bear In Heaven. The song is not bad, but I just don’t get the vibe as relating to the theme of the video. But everyone is a critic and I’m not even a good one at that. Take a look-listen below and let me know what you think.